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As many as 1.5 million people and 40 world leaders marched against terrorism through Paris yesterday, in the wake of attacks that left 17 dead. Carried out by French citizens with possible ties to al-Qaeda, the attacks have deepened concerns in Europe and the U.S. over the threat posed by “lone wolves:” individuals inspired to commit acts of violence by terror groups. In response, the White House has announced an international forum on new ways to counter violent extremism and home-grown threats. A conversation about the global reaction to the attacks in Paris, and what’s next for counter terrorism efforts in the West.
- Robin Wright Analyst and joint fellow, U.S. Institute of Peace and Woodrow Wilson International Center; author of "Rock the Casbah: Rage and Rebellion Across the Islamic World"
- Akbar Ahmed Chair of Islamic studies at American University, former Pakistani high commissioner to the U.K. his forthcoming book is titled “Journey into Europe: Islam, Immigration and Empire”
- Paul Pillar Non-resident senior fellow at the Center for Security Studies at Georgetown University; former CIA National Intelligence officer
- Karim Amellal Lecturer in multiculturalism and inequality at Sciences Po in Paris; founder of Stand Alone Media
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